Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Field Wins National Build America Award
Manhattan Construction Company Wins Associated General Contractors of America’s Construction Risk Partners Build America Top Prize for Construction Management New or Renovation ($100 million or more)
ARLINGTON, TEXAS — Texas Rangers Baseball Club and Manhattan Construction Company announced today that Globe Life Field stadium is the winner of the Associated General Contractor of America’s Build America award. As construction manager for the project, Manhattan Construction Company received the 2021 Construction Risk Partners Build America Award for Construction Management New or Renovation ($100 million or more).
The Build America awards honor Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) members who build the nation’s most impressive construction projects ranging across the building, highway and transportation, utility infrastructure, and federal and heavy divisions.
“We thank the Associated General Contractors of America for honoring Globe Life Field with this prestigious award,” said Texas Rangers Executive Vice President for Business Operations Rob Matwick. “As the general contractor on the project, Manhattan Construction was an outstanding partner and successfully handled the challenging task of completing the building in just over 30 months. Globe Life Field is already considered one of the top sports and entertainment venues in the United States, and Manhattan Construction deserves a lot of the credit for making that happen.”
The new 1.8 million-square-foot Globe Life Field stadium includes approximately 40,300-seats. It was built in under two and half years on a fast-track schedule to meet a March 2020 opening. The stadium’s roof is 5.5 acres — or roughly 240,000 square feet. It’s the largest single-panel operable roof in the world, and its construction required 19,000 tons of steel, a top-notch construction team, and the largest American-made crawler crane to put it all together. The concrete and steel structure is wrapped in glass, architectural precast, brick, metal panels, translucent panels, and ETFE. The seven floors of the structure include multiple concourses, suites, restaurants, clubs, kitchens and concessions, retail areas, office spaces, and broadcast areas in addition to baseball operations and clubhouses. The multi-purpose facility includes a three-story office building for the Rangers’ front office and ownership, along with a below-grade parking level for player parking.
“We are privileged to serve longstanding repeat clients like the Texas Rangers to help them reach their goal of delivering a premium facility for their fans and the Arlington community,” said Senior Vice President Greg McClure. “We share this coveted top national industry honor with all trade partners, project partners, the City of Arlington, Texas Rangers and their fans.”
Manhattan Construction used Procore for project management and document control, and Structionsite for photo documentation with 360 views. The team used drones almost daily for logistics and planning. The company deployed approximately 60 project team members to oversee the daily activities on-site, including specialty trade oversight with in-house experts for mechanical/electrical/plumbing, audio-visual, and BIM (Building Information Modeling). Another 120 hourly Manhattan Construction employees worked in the field as carpenters, laborers, and operators assisting the trade partners in building the stadium. Including trade partner staff, Manhattan Construction averaged about 1,600 workers on-site each day.
The project’s design team included HKS, Inc., Walter P Moore, ME Engineers, WJHW, SWA, MMA, VAI, and consultants.
Since its completion, the Globe Life Field project has received numerous industry honors, including Sports Business Journal’s 2020 Best Facility Debut Award, 2021 TEXO Distinguished Building Award, and the American Subcontractors Association (AS) North Texas Chapter Platinum $1 Billion+ Award.
AGC President Bob Lanham and representatives from Construction Risk Partners presented the Build America award to Manhattan Construction Company team members at AGC’s Annual Convention at the Construction Risk Partners Build America Awards Breakfast on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at the Marriott World Center in Orlando, Florida.
Photo credit for images above: Phil Clarkin Photography
Link to Globe Life Field project profile.